IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: UDP-Gal:α-D-GlcNAc-diphosphoundecaprenol β-1,3-galactosyltransferase

Reaction: UDP-α-D-galactose + N-acetyl-α-D-glucosaminyl-diphospho-ditrans,octacis-undecaprenol = UDP + β-D-Gal-(1→3)-α-D-GlcNAc-diphospho-ditrans,octacis-undecaprenol

Other name(s): WbbD; WbbD β3Gal-transferase; UDP-Gal:GlcNAc-R β1,3-galactosyltransferase; UDP-Gal:GlcNAcα-pyrophosphate-R β1,3-galactosyltransferase; UDP-Gal:GlcNAc-R galactosyltransferase

Systematic name: UDP-α-D-galactose:N-acetyl-α-D-glucosaminyl-diphospho-ditrans,octacis-undecaprenol 3-β-galactosyltransferase (configuration-inverting)

Comments: The enzyme is involved in the the biosynthesis of the O-antigen repeating unit of Escherichia coli O7:K1 (VW187). Requires Mn2+. cf. EC, UDP-Gal:α-D-GlcNAc-diphosphoundecaprenol α-1,3-galactosyltransferase.

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1. Riley, J.G., Menggad, M., Montoya-Peleaz, P.J., Szarek, W.A., Marolda, C.L., Valvano, M.A., Schutzbach, J.S. and Brockhausen, I. The wbbD gene of E. coli strain VW187 (O7:K1) encodes a UDP-Gal: GlcNAcα-pyrophosphate-R β1,3-galactosyltransferase involved in the biosynthesis of O7-specific lipopolysaccharide. Glycobiology 15 (2005) 605-613. [PMID: 15625181]

2. Brockhausen, I., Riley, J.G., Joynt, M., Yang, X. and Szarek, W.A. Acceptor substrate specificity of UDP-Gal: GlcNAc-R β1,3-galactosyltransferase (WbbD) from Escherichia coli O7:K1. Glycoconj. J. 25 (2008) 663-673. [PMID: 18536883]

[EC created 2013, modified 2017]

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